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BMA refuses to engage with consultant pay review process amid call for reform

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2192 (Published 07 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2192
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Consultants in England will not engage with the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) process this year and are instead calling for urgent negotiations with the government, the BMA has said.

The decision came after a BMA survey taken by 6000 consultants found that over 80% believed this year’s pay increase of 3%, which was below inflation, to be inadequate or completely unacceptable, while 91% said it showed that the government did not value the work …

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